A Hymn of Creation Praise

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David is in wonder as he writes Psalm 8. It's a messianic and prophetic song, applying creation to the Messiah.

David is in wonder as he writes this Psalm. It's a messianic, prophetic song, applying creation to the Messiah.

Read Psalm 8.

In v. 1  we see that the Redeemer King of Israel is also the creator. Words such as 'Lord', 'King', 'Majestic' are all royal titles especially applied at a time of great victory. God is the sole creator, Jesus the Messiah will subject everything to himself and his final victory shall bring about a glorious redemption and renewal.

In v. 2 we can take heart from a great truth that however evil God's enemies are, they cannot outdo the evidence and presence of God's glory on earth. He has established it and it shall not be defeated. That is a real comfort for us living in the 21st century when we see so much evil the world.

In v. 3-4 we are reminded of the 2 spheres of God's rule- in heaven and on the earth. Although we cannot see the full power of heaven on earth yet, we can be assured that just as He rules the heavens, so He rules the earth, and one day heaven will invade earth once again just as it did when Jesus died and rose again.

In v. 4 we should be both humbled and excited! We are reminded that we are frail beings in a temporary home, but nevertheless we have been invested with God's glory and honor. We ARE NOT divine but we have been given some of the attributes of the Lord's eternal and heavenly Kingship.

In v. 6 we discover that we have been appointed over creation to maintain order, to keep good relationships with all God has created. This privilege and responsibility comes not as a right but as a gift from the Lord himself.

In v. 9 David finishes where he starts: with praise!

Spend some time 'in wonder' amazed at God's creation, in awe that He has created you in his image, reflect on how you can be a more responsible steward of God's creation, and worship once again the Lord whose name is majestic over all the earth.

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